Project Lead The Way

PLTW Profile: Brent Vermeulen

Brent Vermeulen earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology-teacher education from Purdue University in 2008. That fall, he began working at Hobart High School in Hobart, Indiana, where he teaches civil engineering and architecture, introduction to engineering design, web design, and computer integrated manufacturing.

PLTW Profile: Michael Sobczak

Michael Sobczak, a first-year student studying robotics and mechatronics engineering technology in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology, said that two Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teachers in high school helped develop his passion for robotics, electronics, and the hardware and software used in these fields of study.

PLTW Profile: Justin Myers

Justin Myers, assistant principal of Maconaquah Middle School, graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in computer integrated manufacturing technology (CIMT). He began his career in the technology sector but soon realized that his job lacked the social interaction aspect of working with people that he enjoyed. He returned to Purdue to combine his tech talents with his people skills and graduated with a second bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology teacher education (ETTE).